HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf today issued his proposal for Pennsylvania’s 2021-22 budget. The governor has proposed a budget of $40.2 billion, which is an increase of $3 billion, or 8.2% over the 2019-20 budget. Focal points of the governor’s proposal included a 46% increase in Personal Income Tax (PIT) rates, an increased minimum wage and a severance tax on natural gas production.
HARRISBURG – The House State Government Committee today met for a hearing with Secretary of the Commonwealth Kathy Boockvar and Deputy Secretary for Elections and Commissions Jonathan Marks. The committee discussed inconsistencies and misinterpretations of election guidance leading up to, and through, the 2020 General Election. State Rep. David Millard (R-Columbia) issued the following statement regarding the hearing:
HARRISBURG – To continue his efforts strengthening Pennsylvania’s second largest industry, Rep. David Millard (R-Berwick) has been appointed to another term as chairman of the House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee during the 2021-22 legislative session. Millard was also appointed a member of the House Judiciary Committee.
WHAT: State Rep. David Millard (R-Columbia) will be hosting a ceremony to dedicate Route 339 as the Turner Memorial Highway, in honor of the Turner family. The Turner family has an extensive record of military service in multiple wars, dating back as far as World War II.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. David Millard (R-Columbia) today announced that the Office of the State Fire Commissioner (OSFC) has awarded $334,111 in grants to volunteer first responder organizations in the 109th legislative district through the COVID-19 Crisis Fire, Rescue and EMS Grant program. The purpose of this funding is to provide financial relief and assistance to first responder organizations that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 mitigation measures and have lost revenues over the last several months.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. David Millard (R-Columbia) today announced that the House of Representatives has failed to overturn the governor’s veto of House Bill 2787, which would allow decisions regarding school sports and spectators to be made by local school districts rather than by statewide mandate. The motion failed with a vote of 130-71, short of the 2/3 majority needed to overturn.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. David Millard (R-Columbia) today announced that Columbia County has been awarded two grants totaling $1 million for two flood control studies in Columbia County. These funds were distributed through the PA Small Water and Sewer Program, which is administered by the Commonwealth Financing Association.
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives today passed Senate Bill 1108, which would distribute approximately $2.6 billion in federal relief funds throughout Pennsylvania’s counties as well as across various state government departments. Of that total, $625 million is allocated to 60 Pennsylvania counties who have not yet received funds directly from the federal government. Rep. David Millard (R-Columbia) announced that, based on population, Columbia County would receive $5,866,824 in appropriated funds.
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives today approved a responsible, short-term $25 billion budget that runs through November. State Rep. David Millard (R-Columbia) issued the following statement in response:
HARRISBURG – State Rep. David Millard (R-Columbia) today announced that his district offices in Bloomsburg and Berwick will be reopening on Tuesday, May 26. The offices will be open to walk-in visitors; appointments are not required.
MILLARD – In an effort to mitigate the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus, Rep. David Millard (R-Columbia) has announced that his district offices in Bloomsburg and Berwick will be temporarily closed to walk-in visitation. Millard’s district office services will remain available through electronic communication or telephone.
HARRISBURG– Four regional state legislators have chosen to keep their district offices open to serve constituents amid the evolving COVID-19 situation in Pennsylvania, while encouraging residents to exercise discretion and use phone and email in lieu of “walk-in” services whenever possible.
HARRISBURG – Rep. David Millard (R-Columbia) today announced $547,688 in grant funding to numerous school districts in the 109th Legislative District. The School Safety and Security Committee, established within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, distributes these funds to make Commonwealth school districts safer for students and teachers.
MILLARD – Rep. David Millard (R-Columbia) has issued a correction regarding an incorrect phone number listed in his district newsletter.
HARRISBURG – Rep. David Millard (R-Columbia), in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Bloomsburg Service Center, will be hosting a spotted lanternfly seminar and training session on Friday, Feb. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 702 Sawmill Road in Bloomsburg.
HARRISBURG – Rep. David Millard (R-Columbia) today announced that 16 volunteer fire departments in the 109th legislative district have been awarded approximately $190,000 in state grant funding from a grant program administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.
HARRISBURG – Rep. David Millard (R-Columbia) issued the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal:
HARRISBURG – Rep. David Millard (R-Columbia) will be hosting a reception for local artists on Monday, Nov. 4, from 6-8 p.m., in his Bloomsburg district office, located at 1000 Market St. in Bloomsburg.
HARRISBURG – Rep. David Millard (R-Columbia) will be hosting two veterans’ events on Saturday, Nov. 23, at Central Columbia High School, located at 4777 Old Berwick Road in Bloomsburg.
HARRISBURG – Rep. David Millard (R-Columbia) will be hosting an informational concealed carry seminar on Thursday, Sept. 5, at 6 p.m., at Buckhorn Firehall, located at 19 Firehall Road in Bloomsburg.